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So this is basically a refresh of my previous build. https://pcpartpicker.com/b/bbvnTW

Just though I would update some parts to the current gen...

Fire Strike Extreme with Asus 1080ti in SLI - 18986

Fire Strike Extreme with EVGA 1080 FTW hybrids in SLI - 16855

Fire Strike Extreme with EVGA 1080 FE in SLI - 15840

These are the setups that I have tried.

For any curious souls, I can safely vouch this machine just destroys all the hidden object games my kids like to play and according to my wife solitaire, majong and freecell are also playable.

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  • 34 months ago
  • 8 points

Lol, budget build with two 1080 TIs

  • 34 months ago
  • 4 points

budget build my ***. i7, SLI 1080 Ti's, dual M.2 storage, TridentZ RGB for god's sake, and two monitors, both of which are 144hz or above. AND expensive peripherals. but awesome anyways bro +1

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Dual 1080 Ti's...you say it can run Freecell, but the FPS probably dips below 30, admit it :D +1

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

you got me

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

I would love just having the 1080 hybrids ): Crazy epic build man your frames will be high! +1

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Admit it u cant beat my budget build lol

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thats a good build you got there.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

How's that Logitech mouse treating you? Have you seen the Razer Lancehead?

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm a bit of a logitech mouse snob so I cannot coment on Razaer mice. Had the Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum RGB before this and to be honest I liked the fit and comfort of that mouse tho I went for this cos its wireless and I'd say (IMO) this is just as responsive as the wired mouse. Now my wife and kids use the G502 on their computer.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

2 questions:

1) why go with maximus IX code over IX formula?

2) what fans are those?

Thanks!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, Formula is more targeted for water cooling fans are Thermaltake riing fans

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome, thanks! Thinking about upgrading my rig pretty soon and since we have the same case this is very helpful for me. Looks great!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool, I have actually changed my case to the Air 740. It is pretty awesome.

I haven't gotten time to upload pics yet

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, nice. Do you like it better? I've had the 540 for a few years now and recently watched some videos on the 740 but it looks very similar to me. I think perhaps I'm missing the major differences (besides the obvious design such as the door on the side). What would you say you prefer and stands out to make it worth upgrading?

One idea I actually took from your pictures when I recently cleaned my PC is to keep the front and top covers off of the 540. I've seen so many builds with the case and never would have thought of that. It seemed to make it cooler but I haven't objectively measured.

I kept the dust filters on the front and top but removed the filter on the back output fan as well and just kept the metal part that screws on the outside of the case.

Here's what I mean:

http://imgur.com/a/R9AXp

http://imgur.com/a/JXjGh

http://imgur.com/a/IXhbZ

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

awesome build. TBH I took off the front and top grill just for the pics, no other reason but to show the riing fans.

As for the 740 vs 540;

The build quality and looks on the 740 are just way better imo. The hinged panel is very convenient and the acrylic panel looks better too. The case is slightly larger but its so easy to work in. I have asus rog 1080ti in SLI and those are beastly cards taking 2.5 slots! I have absolutely no regrets upgrading to the 740

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you having any load issues with those 1080tis on an 850w psu? Have you tested any modern games? I just heard online that for 1080ti sli 850w was the minimum.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build!! And thank you for the stats on your power supply wattage. I have been wondering the same thing regarding 750 or 850W. My build will have some similarities but only one 1080ti, so I think 750W should be just fine.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Could you comment on how you like each of your monitors? I'm having a hard time deciding between the two currently and I see that you have both in your setup as well haha.

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  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Its unfortunate wife dose not come with a shut down button

(i like how you do that with the fonts and sizes)